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- The Nature of Argument in a Digital World
- Analyzing Arguments that are Born Digital
- The Moves of Argument in Web-based Text
- The Moves of Argument in Infographics
- The Moves of Argument in Video
- The Moves of Argument in Social Media
- Coaching Students' Work with Digital Arguments
Chapter 1: The Nature of Argument in a Digital World
What is Argument in a Digital World?
We read arguments every day. We are inundated by information – and opinions and misinformation – on our devices, and our students are facing the same challenges. Status updates. Hashtags. Blogs. Infographics. Web searches. Any text that we encounter is, at some level, presenting us with an argument. Hyperlinks and multimodal texts present readers and writers with new challenges and possibilities. Our "inquiry cube" represents the knowledge that digital readers and writers need in order to successfully consume and create argumentative texts in a digital world.
Inquiry Cube to Discuss Declarative and Procedural Knowledge of Form and Substance (p. 12)
Links to blogs, readings, and other resources mentioned in Chapter 1
Violent Metaphors Blog
A brief introduction to
Aristotle's logic and syllogisms
A sample (section of the introduction) from Stephen E. Toulmin's (2003)
The Uses of Argument, Updated Edition
Bud Hunt's post on the National Writing Project's Digital Is site:
Teaching Blogging, Not Blogs
Miller and Shepherd (2004),
Into the Blogosphere
Doug Belshaw (2012),
Beyond Elegant Consumption Blog
The Wide Research Center Collective (2005),
Why Teach Digital Writing?
An Illustrated Book of Bad Arguments
by Ali Almossawi
For more resources on teaching digital writing, please check out Troy's blog
"Digital Writing, Digital Teaching"
resources on his wiki page
. Additionally, check out the companion wiki for the books
The Digital Writing Workshop and Crafting Digital Writing
. For resources on Connected Reading, check out the companion wiki for the book
Connected Reading: Teaching Adolescent Readers in a Digital World.
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